Title of work

Canon for Four Dancers

Synopsis

Canon for Four Dancers may be regarded as a vintage piece as it was created in 1970 for the Choreographer's own Company, the Contemporary Dance Theatre of Melbourne. While the music at that time was not so well known, it has since been widely recorded. The dance derives much of its movement material from what is now regarded as historic modern dance. The overall structure is entirely formal and remains true to the Baroque style of the music.

Choreography

Shirley McKechnie

Music/sound

Pachelbel

Dancers

Original cast: Jane Diamond, Felicity MacDonald, Sandra ParkerJenny Kinder or Melita King

Designers

Costumes conceived by the choreographer

Premiere

1986

Season/s

Five by Five in 1986

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